To keep you posted on latest developments in Bulgaria, here is up-to-date news reported by Sofia News Agency.

Sofia Regional Prosecutor’s Office Detains 49-year-old Man Accused of Murder in Etropole Town

Under the supervision of Sofia Regional Prosecutor’s Office, an investigation is taking place against a 49-year-old man from the town of Etropole, on the grounds of a murder that took place in the night of April 21 2017.

The person murdered was also 49 years old and also from Etropole, where the murder took place. This was announced by the press centre of the Republic of Bulgaria Prosecutor’s Office, quoted by Focus News Agency. 

The victim’s body was thrown in the river of Malak Iskar in the city. During the search operation executed by the Etropole authorities and Sofia Regional Department of the Ministry of Interior under the guidance of Sofia Regional Prosecutor’s Office, the perpetrator was found and detained. They were charged with a serious deliberate crime under article 115, paragraph 1 of the Penal Code, punishable by imprisonment of 10 to 20 years.

Sofia Regional Prosecutor’s Office will file a request to the court for detaining the accused. Investigation on the case continues.

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Sofia Plans to Require More Information From Brussels About Gazprom Case

Caretaker Energy Minister Nikolay Pavlov has said that state energy companies Bulgargaz, Bulgartransgaz and the Bulgarian Energy Holding have already drawn up a position on commitments proposed by Gazprom in the case with the European Commission, BNR reported.

In mid-March the Commission called on all stakeholders to submit by May, 4 their positions on commitments presented by Gazprom.

Due to certain lack of clarity the companies have prepared questions that will be sent to EC because the available information is insufficient.

In case further information is not provided on time the Bulgarian side will ask for an extension of the deadline for the submission of its final position.


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Two People Dead, 17 Injured in Road Accidents During Past Day in Bulgaria

Two people died and 17 were injured in road accidents during the past 24 hours in Bulgaria, the press centre of the Ministry of Interior announced. A total of 13 road accidents occurred in the country.

On the territory of the capitol Sofia, 76 minor and four serious road accidents were registered, in which 8 people were injured.

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Court Proceedings Against Veselin Mareshki Stopped Due to MP Immunity

Varna District Court examined the applications sent in by Veselin Mareshki’s lawyers for stopping the court proceedings against him on the case 1126/2015 of the Varna District Court, in relation to a decision of the Central Election Commission (CEC) from March 31, 2017, with which he was elected MP at the 44th National Assembly.

In accordance to the Bulgarian Criminal Procedure Code, as of that moment the person had immunity. This was announced by the press centre of the Varna District Court, quoted by Focus News Agency.

The criminal case was formed against two people. The court believed that there were no prerequisites for dividing the proceedings against the second person and terminated the court proceedings, after which put them under the jurisdiction of the Sofia City Court.

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Sofia World Cup 2017 Is Coming on 5 May

From 5th to 7th May Sofia, Bulgaria is one of the seven stopover cities where Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup 2017 is going to be held.

The difference this year is that the FIG World Cup circuit in Rhythmic Gymnastics includes four World Cup events and four World Challenge Cup events.

Do not miss the chance to see live and to support the Bulgarian gymnasts Nevyana Vladinova, Katrin Taseva, other national athletes and athletes from all over the world.

The event is going to take place in the sports hall Arena Armeec Sofia. Tickets are already on sale at Eventim. 

More about the event learn here.

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Donors Campaign for Books Being Organized on The World Book and Copyright Day

On the World Book and Copyright Day 23 April the club “” is organizing a donors campaign for books, reported BNR. They will be send to different community centers in Bulgaria.

The books will be collected from 11:00 to 15:00 at the “” ‘s office on the “Lom” Street in Sofia.

Here is what added Valentina Stoeva from the Fondation “Children Books”: "Everybody who comes could like a book and could buy it on a reasonable price. The organizers says that the books are not brand new but are in an excellent condition. That is, by the way, a novelty for Bulgaria but on the other hand, in many other countries in the world it is being practiced very often, as on such a bazaars the collected money goes to support other causes. This year “Patuvashtite sandacheta” are going to be supported because we really need these books.”

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